Session 3 - Energy, Climate and Biodiversity - Conflicts and Synergies

Wednesday, 18th April 2012

The aim of this workshop is to show that energy production, biodiversity and climate change are intimately interwoven. It shows opportunities and ways to mitigate risks for business that arise from this connection.


Richard Appleyard, LPR Power

Richard Appleyard is a Civil Engineer and Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos based in Spain. He has worked in the energy field for the last 32 years, 28 of which were with BP in various managerial roles in the UK, Belgium and Spain. In the later years with BP he worked as Project Manager for BP Solar and as Environmental and Innovation Manager. Since leaving BP he has worked for various companies including SolFocus and LPR Power, all in the renewable energy field.



Deviah Aiama, Bioenergy Programme Officer, IUCN

Deviah works on bioenergy issues for IUCN - understanding the risks and opportunities of bioenergy business and policy developments for biodiversity and livelihoods. He also works with businesses on adopting technical tools for improving their biodiversity performance. Prior experience includes being a policy analyst with the Government of Canada. He holds a Masters in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology, from Queen’s University, Canada.  



Jesús Lopez, Sustainability Manager Abengoa Bioenergy Europe

A graduate in Industrial Engineering, Jesús López joined to Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies in 2008 from his previous area of expertise (environmental management consultancy) for working on the design of innovative solutions and follow up of regulation on sustainability.
He is currently working as Sustainability manager of Abengoa Bioenergy Trading Europe, the company responsible for the trading, sales and marketing of the products of all the assets in Europe. Jesús has coordinated the Voluntary Scheme of Abengoa (RBSA), and is representative of Abengoa Bioenergy on several sustainability associations for biomass/biofuel.


Pekka Tuovinen, Sustainability and Supplier Compliance Director, Neste Oil Corporation

Mr. Pekka Tuovinen is the Director of Sustainability and Supplier Compliance in Neste Oil, the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Prior to his current position he led environmental and product safety issues in Neste Oil.
Pekka holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Health from University of Kuopio, Finland. He has served City of Helsinki (Head of Environmental Office) and County Administrative Boards in various positions before he joined Neste Oil in 1991.



17/18 April, 2012
Stuttgart, Germany

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